Creating Strong Passwords
There are three tips to creating passwords that will protect your credentials:
Tip Two: You should have at least one character from each of the following groups in your password
- Lower case alphabets
- Upper case alphabets
- Special Characters
Tip Three: Never use common things like your name. One of the strongest methods is called using PassPhrases. A passphrase is made up of the first characters of something you can easily remember like: “My 1st job was at a gas station!” gives you “M1jwaags!” It is easier to remember a phrase than a complex password. Type the first character of your phrase as your password.
What is the world’s most popular password? Yes, it is “password.” Not a good idea.
You can find the 2014 list of the 25 most popular passwords HERE. Don’t use any of them!